Migrant workers arriving home to Uttar Pradesh state, in India's north, were hosed down with a mixture of chlorine and water after getting off a crowded bus amid fears they could be carrying coronavirus.
Daily Mail. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:07:29 +0100.
Western fashion brands cancelling garment orders is causing a humanitarian crisis for garment workers in Asia. Bangladesh is one of the worst hit sectors, with 20 million people's livelihoods at risk. ...
By Brooke Roberts-islam, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:04:25 +0000.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh garment manufacturers says fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have agreed to pay anyway. ...
Julhas Alam. Washington Times. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 04:59:32 -0400.
Bangladesh has ordered thousands of clothing factories to continue production throughout a 10-day countrywide lockdown in force since Thursday (26 March) aimed at slowing the spread of new coronavirus that causes Covid-19.
Just Style. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:24:00 GMT.
Netflix (NFLX) downgrades video streaming quality in India followed by Amazon, YouTube among others in an attempt to lower network traffic amid Covid-19 outbreak.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 13:25:00 GMT.
DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh's government on Wednesday released imprisoned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not attempt to leave the country. ...
Julhas Alam. Washington Times. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:30:26 -0400.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a televised address to announce the three-week lockdown, which affects nearly one-fifth of the world's population.
Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 04:35:25 +1100.
Heeding a call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, millions of people took part in a voluntary "public curfew" on Sunday to demonstrate support for the nation's medical community.
Apoorva Mittal. NPR. Sun, 22 Mar 2020 19:08:30 -0400.
Earlier this month, Ashley HomeStore celebrated the grand opening of its new 6,000-square-foot showroom in Gachibowli, India. The post Ashley HomeStore opens another India showroom appeared first on Furniture Today.
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Authorities in India have ramped up efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, closing key tourist sites and even stamping people with the dates they should remain quarantined to avoid infecting others.
Travis Fedschun. Fox News. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:29:26 GMT.
A new multinational study incorporating the latest models of global climate, crop production and trade examines the possible effects of a nuclear exchange between two longtime enemies: India and Pakistan. ...
Science Daily. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:22:11 EDT.
A new species of frog endemic to the Western Ghats, a mountain range in India that is considered a global biodiversity hotspot, is the first new addition to the genus Walkerana in more than a century. ...
Mongabay. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:37:19.
Facts About South Asian States
The nations of South Asia include the populous countries of India and
Bangladesh as well as Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
More news and information about selected South Asian nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of India's
capital city is New Delhi, and its currency is
the Indian Rupee. Hindi and English are the primary languages used
in India, and in 2007, India's estimated population was 1,129,866,000.
The People's Republic of Bangladesh's capital city is Dhaka, and its
currency is the Taka. The country's primary language is Bengali,
and in 2007, the estimated population of Bangladesh was 150,448,000.
The Kingdom of Bhutan's
capital city is Thimbu, and its national currency
is the Ngultrum. The Kingdom's primary language is Dzongkha, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 2,328,000.
The Republic of Maldives'
capital city is Male, and its national currency
is the Rufiyaa. Dhivehi is the primary language of Maldives, and
in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 369,000.
The Kingdom of Nepal's
capital city is Kathmandu, and its currency
is the Nepalese Rupee. Nepal's primary language is Nepali, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 28,902,000.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka's capital city is
Colombo, and its national currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
The primary languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and in 2007,
the country's population was estimated at 20,926,000.